[toc]An esports arena at Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip is slated to open in the first quarter of next year, Esports Betting Report has confirmed.
That confirmation comes as Allied Esports, the company behind the venue, details more of its plans to bankroll up to ten more esports arenas around the world.
Backstory on the Luxor esports arena
Previously, the Luxor venue was vaguely scheduled to launch sometime early in 2018. An exact opening date still has not been set.
The plan to turn a space formerly housing a nightclub into the Esports Arena Las Vegas surfaced in the spring.
Allied Esports also recently announced it selected Premier Partnerships as the official sponsorship agency of the arena.
“Esports Arena Las Vegas presents an unparalleled opportunity for multiple brands to get in on the ground floor of what we expect to be the global destination for championship esports events,” said Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied. “Premier Partnerships has the relationships and the experience to bring this first-of-its-kind platform to market and find partners that understand the unique vision we have set forward.”
And here’s a description of the Luxor arena, per Allied:
The hi-tech, 30,000-square-foot location will feature a multi-level, modular arena with a competition stage, LED video wall, telescopic seating, daily gaming stations, and state-of-the-art streaming and television-quality production studios. The arena will provide a ready-to-go championship destination for tournaments, leagues and high stakes match-ups in a setting designed to deliver an unparalleled fan experience.
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More esports arenas coming
Allied had already divulged its plans to build more esports arenas in the US and internationally.
But those plans came more into focus from a filing from parent company Ourgame, detailing the locations and the outlay of cash for the arenas. It will spend about HK$125 million ($16 million US) “to further develop the eSports business and expand the global arena network of AES,” according to the filing.
Where will the new arenas be? We don’t know cities, but we do know:
- There will be four to six arenas in the US in 2018 and early 2019.
- There will be four to six arenas in China in 2018 and early 2019.
- Ourgame also indicated it “plans to build approximately 2 mobile eSports arena trucks that is (sic) currently being used in Europe to be introduced to the U.S. in 2018.”
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